In his annual New Year’s speech, President Hu Jintao vowed that China would cooperate on global issues and adhere to peaceful development, AFP reports:
Hu’s annual address broadcast by state television appeared to be targeted at rising concern around the world over China’s growing political and military clout which has been fuelled by 30 years of fast-paced economic growth.
“I would like to reiterate, China will continue to hold high the standard of peace, development and cooperation,” Hu said.
“We will forever walk the road of peaceful development and forever follow a win-win strategy of mutual development.”
In the coming year, China will adopt a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy aimed at relatively fast and healthy economic growth and the improvement of the livelihoods of its people, he said.